Veronica Anuşca

Born in Piatra Neamț (Romania) on the 21st of April 1985, Veronica Anușca started studying music at the “Victor Brauner” Art High School when she was 12. After one year of guitar practice, she transferred to the cello section where she spent the next three years. It was after finishing the 8th grade that she decided to follow what she now knew was her true calling: singing. Oddly enough, the one who helped her realize and decide her true passion was not one of her instrument teachers nor the singing teacher. It was her Musical Theory teacher, Mr. Ionel Ceobanu that pointed her in the right direction.
In 2004 she was accepted at the National University of Music Bucharest which she graduated in 2009. She went on to successfully follow the N.U.M.B. Master program which she finished in June 2011. All her university studies have taken place under the guidance of her singing teacher, Ph.D. Ionel Voineag and his assistant, Ph.D. Andreiana Roșca Geamănă.
Since deciding to study singing, Veronica Anuşca has attended numerous Masterclass both in Romania and abroad, working with world renowned musicians such as Mariana Nicolesco, Christian Badea, Marina Krilovici, Adrian Butterfield, Elena Botez, Georg Beckmann, Ionel Pantea, Claudio Desderi, etc.
Starting with 2003 Veronica Anuşca has also been a laureate of many national and international music competitions: „Emanuel Elenescu” National Competition, Piatra Neamt (First Prize – 2003), Gala of Young Talents, Arcus (Special Award – 2006), “Mihail Jora” National Singing Competition, Bucharest (“Uniunea Armenilor” Special Award – 2006), “Mihail Jora” National Singing Competition, Bucharest (“Ludovic Spiess” Special Award – 2008), Orange Awards for young musicians finals, Bucharest (Special Award for the most interesting repertoire – 2009), “Hariclea Darcleé” International Competition, Braila (2nd Prize – 2010), “Ion Dacian Trophy” National Competition, Bucharest (Special Prize awarded by the “Ion Dacian” National Operetta Theatre – 2010), “Paul Constantinescu” National Competition, Ploiesti (Grand Prize – 2010), “Mihail Jora” National Singing Competition, Bucharest (First Prize and Special Award – 2011), “Maeştrii Artei Lirice – George Ştefănescu Goangă” International Singing Competition, Bucharest (First Prize and Special Award, including two leading roles in the Bucharest National Opera House’s next season program – 2011), “Sabin Dragoi” International Competition, Timisoara (Grand Prize – 2011), “Romanian Lied Festival” Brasov (First Prize – 2011).
Veronica Anuşca has performed on many of the country’s most prestigious stages such as the Romanian Athenaeum (Bucharest), the National Radio Hall (Bucharest), the National Opera House (Bucharest), the Cantacusino Palace (Bucharest), the National Bank of Romania’s Marble Hall (Bucharest), the Hungarian Opera House (Cluj-Napoca), the “Ion Dumitrescu” Philharmonic (Râmnicu-Vâlcea), the “Ionel Perlea” UNESCO Cultural Centre Concert Hall (Slobozia) and at the Gdansk Conservatory Concert Hall (Gdansk – Poland).
Her repertoire includes varied genres of vocal music, from lied to aria, to oratorio and opera. As a lied singer she has successfully performed in various recitals including baroque, classical, romantic, modern and contemporary music. Her flexibility and open-mindedness allows her to be at the same time the soloist for the St. Josef Catholic Cathedral (Bucharest) and one of the most sought-after contemporary music singer thus switching between styles without pause or fault. She has also performed in aria concerts and oratorios accompanied by some of the most renowned orchestras in Romania: Messe Nelson (J. Haydn) at the “George Enescu” Concert Hall, Bucharest, with the National University of Music Orchestra, conductor Leonard Boga; La Ressurezione (G.F.Haendel), Angelo, at the “George Enescu” Concert Hall, Bucharest, with the Baroque Orchestra of the National University of Music, conductor Adrian Butterfield; Opera Concert with the “Ion Dumitrescu” Philharmonic Orchestra, Râmnicu-Vâlcea, conductor Alexandru Geamana; Opera Concert in the Bucharest Radio Hall with the National Radio Orchestra, conductor Adrian Prabava; Opera Concert with the Gdansk Conservatory Orchestra in Gdansk (Poland), conductor Claudio Desderi, etc.
Veronica Anuşca has been highly acclaimed for her interpretation when performing in some of the many roles in her repertoire. Her more recent appearances include Adina from „L’Elisir d’Amore” (G. Donizetti), Norina from „Don Pasquale” (G. Donizetti), Rosina from „Il Barbiere di Siviglia” (G. Rossini) and Susanna from „Le Nozze di Figaro” (W.A. Mozart). In 2011, Veronica Anuşca has performed several times already on the National Opera House’s stage in G. Donizetti’s Rita (in the role of Rita), G.F. Haendel’s Alcina (in the role of Morgana) and J. Strauss’s Die Fledermaus (in the role of Adele). Needless to say, all performances have been highly prized by both audience and musical critique.
In light of her evolution so far and despite her youth, Veronica Anuşca is widely regarded as an already accomplished soprano with a wide repertoire in a variety of genres and styles. This ability to approach different if not opposite types of music demonstrates intelligence, musical knowledge and a deep passion for singing as well as a voice with limitless possibilities.